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Poster: sdbrownarchive Date: Sep 4, 2009 6:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Right-wing / conservative / traditionalist Deadheads

I love this thread. I was blessed to see close to 60 shows and still listen to dead shows almost everyday thanks to this site.

I'm a nature loving, pro life, Christ following, music loving, hard working, conservative deadhead(not in any particular order). I think the problem is that we've become too focused on which way we lean politically and not focused on what each individual can bring to the table to serve this country best. We've made(or the media) politics a sport where it must have 2 sides and a winner and a loser. I think we need to scrap the group thats in congress now, enact term limits and have "real" working people serve in govt. for 2 years then go back to their "real" life. Kind of like jury duty. No one should or actually is all republican or all democrat, all right or all left. Thats the problem. Each person has unique life experience to bring to the problems of our country.

So am I offended by Phil's comments, a little. But I like the dead for the music. And hey anyone who says the dead scene wasn't capitalist at heart needs to take another look. I've never scene a more fun example of capitalism at work as at a dead show. Everyone trying to make a buck to support their lifestyle. That is capitalism. The dead weren't giving it out for free or taxing others to support their lifestyle. They worked incredibly hard and were paid well for it. So becareful when you try to throw out capitalism as an evil. In my experience working hard for a reward produces the best in people who are grounded in faith. People who find their worth in money will abuse a capitalist system and give it a bad name. So again we have to remember to allways look at the individual and not the group.

Thanks for starting this post.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Sep 4, 2009 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Right-wing / conservative / traditionalist Deadheads

"So again we have to remember to allways look at the individual and not the group."

Our country has done a ton of bad bad things as a group.

Individuals often do a CYA with some plausible deniability:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plausible_deniability

And most of us, like me, are just logs entertaining ourselves to death.